This section is from the book "Moose-Hunting Salmon-Fishing And Other Sketches Of Sport Being The Record Of Personal Experiences Of Hunting Wild Game In Canada", by T. R. Pattillo. Also available from Amazon: Moose-Hunting, Salmon-Fishing and Other Sketches of Sport: Being the Record of Personal Experiences of Hunting Wild Game in Canada.
As it was to be printed in London, and required some little revision and making up into chapters, I went through the original manuscript for this purpose, and if the author's unvarnished but bright, fresh, and straightforward narrative of his sport gives other readers as much pleasure as it did me, there need be no fear as to its success.
If I can get one, I hope to give his portrait, for Mr. Pattillo writes with such verve and is such an enthusiast, that reading his pages is like listening to the stories of a genial companion when out on a sporting expedition.
As I think it is quite possible that a second edition may be called for, I shall be very glad to receive, on behalf of the author, the notes of rod and gun sportsmen who may know, as they are at present, the hunting and shooting districts and rivers referred to in this work.
Our author certainly had grand sport, and although it cannot be so good as formerly, let us hope there is still game enough left to be worth going for.
The descriptions of salmon-fishing make one wonder what it would be like if it was properly preserved.
B. B. Maeston
Ed. Fishing Gazette.
St. Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, London, E.C.,